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Dipping coating machine

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posted on 2022-03-28, 17:04 authored by William Bailes
Conventional dipping techniques for components are based around submerging and removal from the liquor solely in the vertical plane. The project sought to confirm if improvement in film thickness and quality could be achieved through adoption of alternative dipping strategies including involving changes in speed, angularity and rotation to improve film thickness and uniformity. Two new designs of dipping machines were developed, one around a robotic arm submersion technique and the other around a vertical linear travel submersion system, and a comparison was made against conventional dipping machines available in the university laboratory. The prototype machines showed promise over the current dipping machine technology available in the lab at the university.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Personal interest -- 3. Background -- 4. Approach and methodology -- 5. Robotic arm dipping machine -- 6. Other dipping machine designs -- 7. Experimental procedure -- 8. Results -- 9. Machine evaluations -- 10. Discussion -- 11. Conclusions -- Appendices -- References.


Bibliography: page 97 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Additional Supervisor 1

Alahi Md Eshrat E.

Additional Supervisor 2

Nasrin Afsarimanesh


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Former Identifiers

mq:70441 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1263794

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